Monday, June 28, 2010

Quick tid bits....

Goodness, it's been almost two weeks since I have blogged. Nothing new or exciting going on in our lives :) I've taken the kids swimming a couple times at my sister in laws and once over at Jason's friends house in the pond. We decided to take two weeks off from school, we will start back up tomorrow finishing up what we didn't finish this year. I have been challenged by a friend to be more structured. So this is my goal. I am trying to plan out a routine...I am not good at this, but I want to make better use of my time.
Took the kids on a bike ride to the park. We rode down by the dam and the kids soaked in the nasty lake and had fun! :)
The other day we heard the sound of the ice cream truck coming. I called up Jason and was like, ''is it ok if I get the kids ice cream?'' he's like, ''I suppose''. I haven't gotten ice cream from the ice cream truck in years, and well, lets just say, that if the kids want ice cream from the ice cream truck again...they will have to save up for it with their own money!!! CRAZY!!! I couldn't believe how the prices had gone up...I could have bought a few boxes of popsicles for what I paid for just 3!! I didn't say anything but just cringed when she gave me the grand total...goodness!
Cartoons aren't what they used to be. My aunt had given the kids a bunch of Disney videos that were my cousins...too many to name!! But one of them was a Bugs Bunny one...gotta love Bugs!! The kids just crack up! Years ago, before kids, Jason and I had recorded a weekend Bugs Bunny marathon that was on cable...we still have the tape and have been watching it this weekend with the kids all piled up on our bed!! Fun times! :)
Anyhoo, the Fourth of July is coming up, and I am looking forward to it. My sister and her family are coming for a visit from New York. Hopefully we will get the opportunity to see them...
Well, that's all folks!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Two songs to look up on youtube :)

Well, I decided to spare ya all by not writing out the lyrics to the songs I liked. Instead, you'll just have to look them up on youtube :)
The first song, we sing at church. We sang it on Sunday and it again brought me to tears. Pride is what stopped me from going to the alter during worship. The Holy Spirit knew I needed prayer and I felt His presence, but I was too full of pride to take that first step forward...I really need to work on that. The song we sang was Here in Your Presence. I sure felt His presence, just wished I would have obeyed His calling...
The second song, I just like...the rhythm, the beat, the lyrics...the tunes :) The song is called Born Again by Newsboys. They added Michael Tait (from dc Talks~another liked group) last Spring of '09. I'd love to get their cd someday :)
Well, hope you enjoy the two songs.

Call it what ya want...

I just recently started trying something new. I was given this advise and thought I'd try it. I have so much going on in my life and I was always sharing it with the wrong person. So a friend of mine suggested that instead of messaging this person, write it out to God on paper your frustrations. Yes, I know sounds silly...why not just pray? I do, but I thought I'd give it a try. Well, I am forgetful, so I knew that if I wrote it out on paper I'd lose it...so I email myself my prayers to God. Let me tell you, for me it has helped. I always do better writing things out than speaking out loud, I don't know why. So when I feel frustrated or at loss as to what to do, and so instead of messaging my friend, I write it out to God. So now my email is full of mail...for once...hahaha :)
I'm up for anyone's opinions... :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

More songs cuz' I'm bored, but I like these songs :)

All The Pretty Things ~Tenth Avenue North

We are, we are
We're caught in the in between
Of who we already are
And who we are yet to be
And we're looking for love
But finding we're still in need

It's only what we have lost
Will we be allowed to keep
And we're waiting
But our eyes are wandering
To all this earth holds dear

LOOK AT ALL THE PRETTY THINGS
THAT STEALS MY HEART AWAY
I CAN FEEL I'M FADING
'CAUSE LORD I LOVE SO MANY THINGS
THAT KEEP ME FROM YOUR FACE
COME AND SAVE ME

We run, we run
To finally be set free
But we're fighting
For what we already have received


Any Other Way ~Tenth Avenue North

Don't say goodbye
Don't say hello
We're just standing on the surface
Don't say alright
Don't say I know
I promise it's not worth it

I want to know who you are
Even if you are falling apart
Reach in and touch your scars
And all the shame
You've kept in your heart

'CAUSE IT'S NOT ENOUGH
IT'S NOT ENOUGH JUST TO SAY THAT WE'RE OK
I NEED YOUR HURT
I NEED YOUR PAIN
IT'S NOT LOVE ANY OTHER WAY

Let's not pretend
Stop your parade
Trying to convince me
That you're alright
And everything's ok

Do you even know me?
'Cause I already know who you are
All the things that kept us apart
So reach in and touch my scars
And know the price I paid for your heart

'CAUSE IT'S NOT ENOUGH
IT'S NOT ENOUGH JUST TO SAY THAT WE'RE OK
I NEED YOUR HURT
I NEED YOUR PAIN
IT'S NOT LOVE ANY OTHER WAY

A broken and contrite heart
I will not despise
Come as you are
And I won't close my eyes
I won't close my eyes
I won't close my eyes
I won't close my eyes

'Cause it's not enough
It's not enough just to say that you're ok
Well, you needed my hurt
You needed my pain
It's not love any other way


On and On ~Tenth Avenue North

Love, I have waited for you
And love, I was wounded for you
Won't you look into my eyes
Through the pain and through your pride
And find that I am true
You're the one I can't deny
And I'll never leave your side
I gave my life for you
So what are you waiting for?

ON AND ON WE GO
COME LOVE TAKE MY HAND
ON AND ON WE GO
TIME AND TIME AGAIN
ON AND ON WE GO
BACK TO WHERE THIS ALL BEGAN
COME LOVE TAKE MY HAND

Life is waiting for you
And life I have given to you
Tell me what else can I do
What more have I left to prove?
That I am what you need
Still I will hold on to your heart
Through the chaos and the dark
When your eyes fail to see
So what are you waiting for?

On and on we go
Come love take my hand
On and on we go
As you run away again
On and on we go
Back to where this all began

Broken I was for you
Broken I'm still for you
My broken heart breaks for you
Broken I'm over you

Our God

Our God ~Chris Tomlin

Water You turned into wine
Opened the eyes of the blind
There's no one like You
None like You

Our God is greater
Our God is stronger
God You are higher than any other
Our God is healer
Awesome in power
Our God, Our God

Into the darkness You shine
Out of the ashes we rise
There is no one like You
None like You

Our God is greater
Our God is stronger
God You are higher than any other
Our God is healer
Awesome in power
Our God, Our God

And if our God is for us
Then who could ever stop us
And if our God is with us
Then what could stand against

Our God is greater
Our God is stronger
God You are higher than any other
Our God is healer
Awesome in power
Our God, Our God


Sing, Sing, Sing by Chris Tomlin is another great song!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Get outta here Satan!!

I am more than the choices that I've made. I am more than the sum of my past mistakes. I am more than the probems I create. I've been remade!! This is not about what I've done, but what's been done for me. This not about where I've been, but where my brokeness brings me to. This is not about what I feel, but what He felt to forgive me, and what He felt to make me new!
This is part of a song from Tenth Avenue North called You Are More. I replaced all the words with the word ''you'' and put me or I in referring to myself. Yesterday and today I have felt so beat down. A friend of mine told me to tell satan to get outta here!! :) I was battling inside over a choice, and I knew the right choice, but I keep reasoning with myself. In the end God won :) So Satan, get outta here!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Intercession of the Spirit

Romans 8:26-27 ''Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.''
There are times where I just can't find the words to say to my Heavenly Father. The words are there, but I just don't know how to say them. I pray from the heart and I know He hears my hearts cry. I have been praying for things in my life, and the people involved in my life and I at times can't find the words to speak. I want to make sure that it is not of my desires, but of the will of God. I am thankful for the Holy Spirit's guidance in my prayers.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

My New Do!!

This was a BIG step for me!!! I have never colored my hair in my life!!! But if I ever did, I always wanted to be a strawberry blonde or auburn. So, when I jokingly brought it up to Jason, I was surprised that he was all for it!! Well, he saw it and wouldn't ya know it...he's not all too fond of it!! He said it looked better outside, and I told him that it will fade over time...hopefully, that's what I was told anyways :\ However, I like it :) The kids thinks it's different :)
Anyways, whoever reads this, I would LOVE to hear your feedback!! :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend (part 3)

Ok, so I was having issues with posting my pictures and such...so, sorry it's out of order....but it doesn't matter cuz I have no clue if anyone really reads my blogs...wait, I have one faithful reader, thanks Steph :)
Anyhoo, after our cookout we took a few of the kids to the boat races. It was Chocolate Fest over Memorial Day, so they have the fair, fireworks, boat races, and the parade. Well, every year we just step outside and look across the street towards the lake to watch the races, so this year my sister and I took those who wanted to go. We ended up just walking across the street and crossed the railroad tracks and watched the slower boat race and then the speed boat race. It was enough to make the kids happy :) We were too tired to walk to the park to watch the races there...
Later after dinner, I went to the store and bought the game Apples to Apples, the junior version, and played with the kids. Fun game :)
So we had a fun weekend!! Made fun memories!! :)